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claimed responsibility so far but u.s. state department spokeswoman victoria new land told reporters yesterday tice is believed to be in the syrian government's custody. >>> north korea's foreign minister says america's policies toward his country to lead to nuclear war. he contends the u.s. has secret plans for another korean war. his speech to the united nations was focused mostly on his country whose style relationship with the u.s. the u.s. -- hostile relationship with the u.s. the u.s. hasn't responded to the speech. >>> republican challenger mitt romney taking a new stance on illegal immigration. as susan mcginnis reports it comes as he and the president are getting ready for their first head-to-head debate. >> reporter: more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney on monday. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: colorado is among the battleground states that have a large hispanic population and romney now tells the "denver post" he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an exec
of the associated press. president obama suggested the u.s. will save money by winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. the truth, the wars have been funded with borrowed money. so ending them only means less borrowing, not a new pool of available cash. then there was romney's claim that the president's healthcare plan creates an unelected board to tell people what kind of treatments they can v the truth is the board looks at overall medicare costs by law doesn't have the power to tell doctors what treatments they can prescribe. starting today, president obama and mitt romney weigh in on the issues in an exclusive presidential forum on cbssf.com. today's issue, the economy. >>> 4:33. developing news from the south bay. two homicide investigations in san jose. the city's 36th homicide of the year happened about 12:30 this morning. a man was killed in east san jose. someone old fire on the victim and other people standing near a home. police think it was gang- related. there are no suspects. >>> there was a fight on south second street in the downtown area. about 8:30 last night police f
the u.s. supreme court is set to take on the issue of affirmative action at universities. the justices will hear arguments over a university of texas program that uses race as a factor in a quarter of its incoming classes. opponents say the university is practicing illegal discrimination. the case could produce new limits on affirmative action at universities. so we would like to know today, should race be a factor in college admission decisions? you can comment on facebook or twitter on email us at mornings@cbs5.com. we'll read some of your responses a little later in the show. >>> 4:41. a power surge for car sales. can you guess which models? >> plus loaded with more than luggage. what the tsa found on a passenger at l.a.x. that left them asking questions and him under arrest. >> and some craziness an extreme biker attempts a daring jump. we'll have the ugly ending after the break. it's not pretty. oh, man. extreme mountain biker "cam zink" tries to jump a 68 fot canyon at the zi >>> he is no amateur. it's not such a great idea. watch next stream mountain biker trying to jump a 68-f
and the contemporary. in the financial world treasury secretary timothy geithner announced the u.s. would support a bailout plan for spain by the international monetary fund. asian stocks were down this morning in response to the worsening economic struggles in spain. late yesterday, standard & poor's cut its rating on spain's debt by two notches to bbb minus. that leaves the country on the brink of junk status. >>> 4:47 now. the u.s. anti-doping agency says lance armstrong was the master mind of a widespread doping conspiracy. his 11 former teammates back up the claim. the seven-time tour de france champ had dared the agency to prove he cheated and continues to say it is a witch hunt. now they say they have enough evidence to say armstrong was at the center of the most sophisticated doping program professional cycling has ever seen. >> this is the first time we have seen something this well organized, this sophisticated, that was all designed essentially to cheat sport and win. >> the report claims armstrong also expected fellow riders to use banned substances. his lawyer calls the report a one-
acquisition by a japanese company ever. it will bring the third largest carriers in the u.s. and japan together. the transaction is expected to be complete by next summer. >>> gas prices in california are still high but coming down a bit. currently the average is $4.59, the highest always in san francisco at $4.69. these prices up to 11 cents less than just a week ago. check out the pump patrol at cbssf.com/gas. >>> some experts warn gas prices could get worse because of increased environmental regulation. the state's low carbon fuel standard forces fuel producers to lower the carbon intensity of the gas by 10%, expected to do that by 2020. they can add biofuels but supplies are tight, making it more expensive. >> that's a far more complicated process to essentially get to the ultimate product that you want. >>> lastier a federal judge blocked the new standard, saying it interferes with new commerce. >>> a state safety inspection reveals the same cause for two recent fires, chevron's new refinery documents show unchecked corrosion was the common factor in two incidents. fires broke out
and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney calls for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria to put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go before the election, national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. >>> there is a news conference in san francisco this morning to talk about penalties from the san bruno pipeline explosion. space assemblyman jerry hill and san bruno mayor jim rue an are upset about the state public utilities commission asking to suspend hearings over pg&e's penalties and pipeline upgrade costs for a month. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors will finally decide tomorrow if suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi will keep his job. the mayor charged him with official misconduct and demanded his removal after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection to domestic abuse with his wife. we'll find that out tomorrow. >>> this morning a coalition of community groups in san jose plans to announce a boycott of the mi pueblo grocery change linked to the company's participation in the everif
files an official complaint. >>> another u.s. senate candidate is stirring up controversy over a remark about rape. during a debate last night, indiana republican was talking about abortion which he feels should be allowed if it's to save the other life. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> his democratic opponent called more dock's remarks disrespectful to survivors of rape. >>> the presidential race is taking on a new sense of urgency in its final two weeks. with both major candidates scrambling to gain votes in key swing states. president obama will travel 5300 miles for events in iowa, colorado, nevada, and southern california. governor romney is traveling to reno and iowa. here he is yesterday in colorado. >> these are tough times for americans and the president's answer is another stimulus and more government workers and higher taxes. that hasn't worked. >> i want you to look at our plan. compare it to governor romney's plan. see which plan you think is better for you and for america's future. he says he
to identify the person in custody. more on that coming up. >>> former u.s. senator george mitchell offered to withdraw as mediator on negotiations on how much the state should fine pg&e for the deadly pipeline disaster in san bruno. consumer advocates and public officials denounced the public utilities commission for its decision to hire mitchell and its law firm. they say the firm has a conflict of interest because it represents an insurance carrier for pg&e. >>> the oakland zoo is getting into the spirit this weekend with beau at the zoo. lawrence karnow is at the zoo for boo at the zoo. >> reporter: it's a good weekend to bring the kids to the zoo. it's going to be fun. they have all the animals at the oakland zoo but they are going to set up special things. if you come in costume you get a free ticket for some of the rides. i have been here with my daughter many times. it's a great time to come out to oakland. the weather will be fantastic. today starting out a little chilly. we have mostly clear skies outside but temperatures are dropping off into the 40s and 50s so a chilly start to
of 16 people in the u.s. an estimated 6.2 million homes and businesses are currently without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. in the hard hit big apple the new york stock exchange, nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight day. ines ferre has more on the wrath of sandy. >> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding the coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power it millions of people from the snow-covered appalachian to the rain soaked i-95 corridor. >> we knew this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: the situation turned critical when nyu's hospital lost its backup power supply. dozens of ambulances lined up to evacuate more than 200 patients. hospital administrators called in extra help to get the patients out as quickly as possible. >> we have 50 firefighters coming here as well, as well as from greater -- help from greater new york h
. >>> federal investigators now believe several gunmen took part in the attack that killed a u.s. border patrol agent in arizona near the mexican border. 30-year-old nicholas ivie was killed in yesterday's shooting and a second agent was injured. the surviving agent is said to be in stable condition. there are no suspects so far. >>> american airlines says it has identified and solved the problem involving those seats that popped loose on two of its planes. an inspection turned up four other planes that had similar problems. american blames improperly installed clamps. >> they have determined what they believe is a potential failure -- but beyond the failure, we're focusing our attention on making sure that they're properly installed. >> the airline says it has inspected and fixed the seats on three dozen of its boeing 757 jets and plans to check 11 other planes. >>> wall street will be watching what hewlett-packard's boss has to say today in san francisco. meg whitman will give her annual presentation to investors. hp is coming off its worst quarter ever and stock has fallen to a ten-year low.
often means new prices for the u.s. postal service. so starting in january, a first class forever stamp will cost you 46 cents. that's up a penny. usps officials also plan to raise the rates for priority mail services. the postal regulatory commission will review the prices before they become effective on january 27. >>> some people in berkeley mourning the loss of redwood trees cut to make room for a library there. five trees originally cut down for the newest branch library but now a 6th will be cut. it was supposed to be saved but the library says the contractors damaged it when they took the other trees out so it has to go, as well. >> they weren't going to cut it down but now it's like they all are cut. >> devastated by it. it was very sad to watch all the treats be cut down one after the other on a sunny afternoon. >> some young supporters there. the contractor is expected to pay for the damage and a new mature tree will be planted in place of the one that had to come down. >>> some sick animals at the oakland zoo are getting a little extra tlc. >> zoo official opened a new state-
in the lives of the libyans. during the service the libyan ambassador to the u.s. expressed regret his government couldn't protect the american envoy. stevens was a graduate of piedmont high school and berkeley. >> no tears, just a lot of laughter. his two sisters are both doctors. his brother is an attorney. they all spoke and so did george schultz the former secretary of state. he is 92, no notes, amazing. >> and stevens accomplished so much. it was a nice tribute. >>> let's check the weather. is it going to get warmer? >> this is going to be some kind of day around the bay area. not only in the valleys but all the way to the coast. we are heating up. skies mostly clear outside right now. looking out over the bay toward the ferry building, yup, we indeed are looking at nice weather coming our way today. not as warm start as yesterday. still 59 degrees in oakland, 52 san jose, 59 in san francisco. high pressure though building overhead. the offshore winds kicking in. fire danger going to be elevated for most of the bay area today. there is a red flag warning in the sacramento valley
the u.s. anti-doping agency banned armstrong from professional cycling. agency claims it has overwhelming evidence that armstrong was involved in the most sophisticated doping program. international cycling union took all 7 of armstrong's tour de france titles away this morning. >>> 4:47. in "your world this morning," violent clashes in beirut last night left two dead and a dozen wounded. tensions have been high in lebanon regarding the syrian president. >>> jordannian authorities say they have foiled a terror plot aimed at western diplomatic missions and shopping malls in gormed. a government spokesman says all the suspects are from jordan. they reportedly smuggled in weapons from syria to use them in the plot. the spokesman also says the men were assisted by al qaeda operatives based in iraq. >>> and we have unconfirmed reports this morning that the son of moammar qaddafi has been killed. the deputy prime minister of libya says the man was killed when fighting and was told by official sources but it was not confirmed. now, thousands of people in tripoli celebrated in the st
on rape by republican u.s. senate candidate richard mourdock from indiana. >> rape is rape. it is a crime. [ applause ] >> so these distinctions about rape and, you know, don't make too much sense to me don't make any sense to me. >> the president will finish a massive two-day campaign marathon and will be in ohio tonight after casting his own ballot in chicago. >>> 4:41. just getting started. a daycare danger. how your child could be exposed to toxic air. >> plus, waking up a millionaire. the good news for some tech employees this morning. >> and a man walks into a church with chicken and a samurai sword? not a joke. a bizarre robbery. more coming up. before cold & flu season, help prevent with lysol disinfectant spray. and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. lysol disinfectant spray. ben's mom uses it around the bathtub. it kills mold, and unlike clorox clean-up, it's approved to keep it from coming back for up to a week. share your lysol story, and see more, on faceboo
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